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CHILD WELL-BEING
Thriving Kids & Families in a Digital World

California is home to 8.9 million children under 18, shaping the largest group of future leaders in the nation. KidsData, 2021

70%

Between 2016-2020, rates of anxiety and depression among CA kids increased by 70%.

#1

Mental health issues are the #1 reason kids are hospitalized in California.

2024 California Children’s Report Card, pg. 21

95%

95% of teens use social media.

Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2022, 2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Pew Research Center, 2022, Teens, Social Media and Technology 2022

PARENTING SERIES

PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE 

Learn how to make our technology-driven world work for your family.

The majority of caregivers say their role today is harder than ever, with many citing technology as a key factor. In this series, we explore the impact of tech on children’s mental health and well-being, focusing on social-emotional health, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Accompanying each insightful report, you’ll discover a practical family playbook, packed with tips from California caregivers and experts, to help navigate this complex digital landscape.

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Self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills

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Nutritious foods are the delicious building blocks for health

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Moving your body and
outdoor play

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Sleep keeps brains sharp, focused, and ready to learn

REPORTS

LEVERAGING KNOWLEDGE

Data and research expose the promises and pitfalls of social media.

LATEST RELEASE

Shared Experiences

We bring together youth, parents, experts, and policymakers to explore how technology can be a force for good in the lives of children. These reports highlight California youth and caregiver’s experiences, amplifying their voices, and urging public and private sector leaders to promote child well-being.

TOOLKITS

DIGITAL WELLNESS TIPS

Parent-sourced strategies to help kids maintain healthy boundaries.

First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom conducted a 6-month statewide Listening Tour, engaging with mothers about parenting challenges, balancing family care, and managing digital dependence. These candid talks informed the creation of these toolkits featuring actionable strategies for parents.

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Coping with Change

Tips to support families with reopening anxiety

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“Our kids are growing up in a world surrounded by technology 24/7, and they are suffering. Our work is focused on ensuring social media is only a force for good and that our endeavors support the chorus of young people and families calling for change in the tech industry.”

California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Co-founder, California Partners Project

INSIGHTS & RESOURCES

The California Partners Project creates awareness and practical tools to improve the lives of Californians and their families.

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